Boy (8) dies after two-car collision in Co Down

An eight-year-old boy has died after a road collision in Banbridge, Co Down.

PSNI have confirmed that the fatal two-car crash happened on the Aughnacloy Road yesterday.

Inspector Gregory Beckett said: "The boy tragically died at the scene of the two-vehicle collision which occurred at around 5.20pm on Saturday evening, involving a silver Audi Q3 and a silver Ford Focus.

"Three other people have been taken to hospital and are being treated for injuries which are described as serious."

It is understood one of those being treated in hospital is a child.

The road was closed for some time following the collision but has since re-opened.

PA

More on this topic

Appeal for information after woman and infant grandson 'rear-ended' by car in Limerick

Five people injured in serious road collision in Co Carlow

Man, 40s, dies after road collision in Co Cork

One person dead, 11 injured after multi-vehicle collision on M6

More in this Section

Taoiseach: May thinks UK participating in European elections would be 'a farce'

11 arrested during raids targeting loyalist paramilitaries

'Pitch ideas' to access €20m fund, says health minister

Cork Events Centre delayed again as issue becomes 'political football'


Lifestyle

Ask an expert: Is my IVF child more likely to have behaviour problems?

The clocks are changing soon: 10 things to do now to stop your child’s sleep going haywire

Bargain buys to add a touch of spring to your home

Finding your tribe

More From The Irish Examiner